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Modern Toss: Lady and the Fly

A lovestruck fly falls for the woman of his dreams.

Modern Toss presents The Lady And The Fly: an emotionally charged and lavish six-minute animation with the epic sweep of a classic romantic melodrama. In this groundbreaking tale of inter-species heartbreak, a lovestruck fly falls for the woman of his dreams, only to find himself bound in a web of his own deluded nightmare. Voiced by Mackenzie Crook and Paul Kaye, this Valentine's Day treat will lift you up where you belong, on the wings of a soaring fly.

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7 minutes


More Funny Valentines...

More Funny Valentines...

The Lady and the Fly is one of nine shorts – all exclusive to BBC iPlayer – about love in all its forms, written by and starring top British comedy talent. From a dating video to mating rituals via inter-species heartbreak, they’re all ready and waiting to be watched...


Role Contributor
Fly Mackenzie Crook
Spider Paul Kaye
First Lady Nancy Barry
Second Lady Mhairi Beveridge
Writer Jon Link
Writer Mick Bunnage
Director Jon Link
Director Mick Bunnage
Animator Matthew Keen
Animator Richard Payne
Producer Jane Harrison